Hayward K A R - 1 2 0 CPremium
Key West, FL
reply to SmokChsr
Re: Tropical Storm Isaac
said by SmokChsr: But then something weird happened... Isaac took a major time out.... as shown in this GEOS Sat time lapse loop.
Isaac, is way ahead of where he is supposed to be.. he's just South East of Key West right now. He wasn't expected to get to Key West until around midnight. It looks like he's about 10 hours ahead of schedule. Key West hang on.. in the next 2 hours you should see the peak of the storm.
Watch what happens starting about 15 sec into this loop...until he's past us
Just falls apart over us only to instantly regather past us.
Guess the ladies in the hurricane Grotto at the Catholic Church built in 1922 did their job once again.
Even a lot of non Catholics go light candles there before storms... can't possibly hurt.
Not being a very religious person, not gong to say quite up there with parting the Red Sea, but a very interesting momentary coincidence just for us, for sure.
And in the near 100 years now since built, there have been very damaging storms like Georges and Wilma, but no devastating ones like 1914 or the 1935 Cat 5 that wiped out the upper Keys (Matacumbes/Islamorada) which also saw the heaviest rain and wind in Issac
We saw less than 2"
of TOTAL rain and only moderate TS winds, with virtually no backside. It was all over in under 6 hours.
Agin the upper Keys (and even nearby 24mi much more) got as much as 7" and like SE FL caught up in the long feeder bands got hammered but close to the eye (just west of us) when that temp collapse happened very little.